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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 37 (partial)


Published 1944


The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 37 (partial), 1944

  • Strictly G.I.: This is a filmed partial episode of the AFRS radio show G.I. Journal, repackaged as as the "Strictly GI" segment in The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 37.


The radio show is found elsewhere on Archive.org - http://www.archive.org/details/G.i.Journal-10Episodes

The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service, under the supervision of Col. Frank Capra, who came up with the idea. It was released twice a month and shown to military troops as a 20-minute newsreel.

"By the end of the war, the Army-Navy Screen Magazine reached an enormous weekly audience of 4.2 million. It had become for American soldiers all over the world a communal experience that greatly influenced their perception of the war."

It featured short documentary films, news from back home, and short training films like Dr. Seuss' Private Snafu cartoons. I've uploaded the entire Screen Magazine and also each segment as a separate file (some editions are comprised of 1 long film, though).

Description at the National Archives: "Reel 1, Part 1, refugees in Italy pull dilapidated carts as they trudge along country roads. Describes the problem of refugees crowding military routes. Shows the delousing, interviewing, and feeding of refugees. Part 2, animation depicts Nazi methods of spreading hatred and dissension, and American rejection of such propaganda. Reel 2 shows Kay Kyser broadcasting on the Armed Forces Radio Program. Linda Darnell and Lucille Ball appear.."

As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)


Run time 7 minutes 53 seconds
Producer United States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Language English

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